Founded in 2004, Saint Martin de Porres High School is a Catholic college-preparatory program designed exclusively for students of low to modest economic means. Our success can be seen in our students, 80% of whom will be the first in their extended families to go to college. Our racially diverse student body is 78% African-American, 11% Anglo, 5% Latino, 5.5% multi-racial, and .5% Asian, with a male/female ratio of 40/60 respectively. Our students undertake a rigorous curriculum which includes students working in a corporate environment designed by a committee of prestigious educational leaders. Every member of our first two graduating classes was accepted to college.
Our mission is to transform urban Cleveland one student at a time, and we are committed to the values of work, study, service, leadership, and prayer. In pursuit of this mission, we educate academically qualified students who have no other option for a private college preparatory program due to their economic background.
We help alleviate tuition costs through the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) in which students work five days a month in an entry-level administrative corporate position. CWSP is part of our innovative college preparatory curriculum, rooted in developing habits of mind and spirit and partnering with the business community to cover approximately 60% of each student’s annual tuition.